Category: Media

VIDEO – 1952 Pendleton Rescue: Timeless Leadership Lessons for The Long Blue Line

Watch my Zoom webinar about the Pendleton rescue and the lessons we can learn about leadership

New book explores mystery and legacy of the 2009 Patriot sinking

Courtesy of the Gloucester Daily Times A newly released book, “The Tragic Sinking of Gloucester’s Patriot” by maritime historian and retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. W. Russell Webster, sheds light on the mysterious and sudden sinking of the fishing vessel about 15 miles east of Gloucester just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. […]

VIDEO – Interview about The Patriot Sinking on The Writer’s Block with John Ronan: Episode 398

I was thrilled to be asked to appear on The Writer’s Block with John Ronan to discuss my upcoming book “The Tragic Sinking of Gloucester’s Patriot” (coming May 2022). You can watch my interview below, premiering February 3, 2022. John Ronan is the producer and host of The Writer’s Block with John Ronan, a television […]

On the Front Lines of the Pandemic

How four alumni are driving FEMA’s COVID-19 recovery for New England and creating a blueprint for the rest of the nation

PODCAST – Guest appearance with Molly McPherson discussing the JFK Jr Plane Crash

Captain W. Russell Webster appears on Confident Communication with Molly McPherson where he discusses the behind the scenes of the JFK Jr Plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard. Click the image below to listen to the podcast. Captain W. Russell Website is introduced at 13 minutes 50 seconds.

Capt. W. Russell Webster speaks about the Morning Dew Tragedy on Nautical Talk Radio

Captain W. Russell Webster appeared on “Nautical Talk Radio” with Captain Lou on December 9th. He discussed the “Morning Dew” tragedy, which is the subject of his next book, “Lost in Charleston’s Waves”. Listen to the complete interview below.

New Book Launch

This story is the preamble to next month’s launch of the book. Thanks to all of you for your unwavering support. Read it here

Featured in the Charleston Post & Courier

The fatal Charleston sailboat accident that changed Coast Guard search and rescue The teen’s voice came over the radio at 2:17 a.m., a cry for help on a dark, moonless night. “May … Mayday,” a desperate plea shouted over the crackling static. “U.S. Coast Guard, come in.” The Morning Dew sailboat had crashed into one […]

AUDIO – Interview on Nautical Talk with Captain Lou

Listen to an interview with Capt W. Russell Webster on the Nautical Talk podcast.

VIDEO – 64th Anniversary of Coast Guard Rescue That Inspired ‘The Finest Hours’

Watch an NECN interview with Capt W. Russell Webster and other Coastguardsmen on the 64th anniversary of the Pendleton disaster.

AUDIO – NPR Interview about The Sol e Mar Tragedy off Martha’s Vineyard

Retired US Coast Guard Captain W. Russell Webster talks about the book The Sol e Mar: Tragedy off Martha’s Vineyard which he co-wrote with his wife Elizabeth B. Webster.